Faculty update: New ESS Lecturer, Ted Grudin
Ted offers courses in the Environmental Humanities
ESS welcomes Theodore Grudin as Lecturer in the Environmental Humanities. Ted, who first joined our faculty in Fall 2016 as an adjunct lecturer, was recently hired into a continuing Lecturer position. Ted's research involves environmental history and philosophy; he focuses on how cosmologies of nature have been conceived and reproduced in American society.
In addition to ENVS 22: Introduction to Environmental Studies and ENVS 79: Environmental Thought, Ted regularly offers courses that satisfy the University Core requirements in Critical Thinking and Writing I & II and Cultures and Ideas I & II. He recently developed an upper-division Advanced Writing course entitled "Literatures of Environmental Apocalypse" and is now developing a course that revolves around the ideas of nature, beauty & hope.
Ted savors hiking along the coast, forests, and mountains where he is inspired by various flora and fauna. Now and then he enjoys playing guitar, creative writing, and photography. Having lived on a few different continents and islands, Ted loves to travel and is conversational in five languages.